Conference Artist Information

Marc Brown

Marc Brown is the executive producer of “Arthur,” the longest-running animated children’s show in television history. He lives in New York City and Martha’s Vineyard with his wife, artist and psychologist Laurie Krasny Brown. Marc and Laurie are the creators of the critically acclaimed nonfiction “Dino Life Guides for Families” series, as well as “How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them” and “What’s the Big Secret? Talking About Sex with Girls and Boys.”

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Peter Catalanotto has written 17 books for children, including “Ivan the Terrier,” “Matthew A. B. C.” and “Monkey & Robot.” He has also illustrated for writers including George Ella Lyon, Mary Pope Osborne, Cynthia Rylant, Joanne Ryder, and more. His book, “The Painter,” was featured on “Storytime” (PBS) and in 2008, First Lady Laura Bush commissioned him to illustrate the White House holiday booklet. He currently teaches the first children’s book writing course offered by Columbia University and Pratt Institute.

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Molly IdleMolly Idle was awarded a Caldecott Honor for “Flora and the Flamingo.” She is the creator of “Flora and the Penguin,” “Flora and the Peacocks,” and the Rex series- which includes “Tea Rex,” “Camp Rex” and “Sea Rex.” She is also the illustrator of “Rodeo Red” and the “Zombelina” series. When she’s not watching old Technicolor musicals, Molly can be found in her workshop with a cup of espresso in one hand and a pencil in the other, scribbling away, working on her next picture book.

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Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times Bestselling Author and has written many highly acclaimed books for kids, including “Caveboy Dave,” “Nerdy Birdy,” “Sea Monkey & Bob,” and the Caldecott Honor-winning “Creepy Carrots!” He has a passion for kids’ books and seeing kids reading them. He regularly makes time to visit schools where his hilarious hands-on presentations keep kids spellbound. Aaron lives in Chicago with his wife, two kids, five cats, and anywhere between zero and 10 goldfish, depending on the day.

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